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Our 2023/24 SEASON

THE Maya

An illustrated lecture by
Duncan Pring

Wednesday 20th december 2023 at 7.30pm
At the Garrison Library

Duncan was educated at Oxford (BA, MA) and London (MA, Ph.D) universities. He did his PhD thesis on “The Preclassic Ceramics of Northern Belize”. Subsequent articles, mainly on Mayan ceramics. The Protoclassic in the Maya Lowlands published in 2000 by British Archaeological Reports. Recent publication on Early Maya Ceramics in “Pre-Mamom Pottery Variation and the Preclassic Origins of the Lowland Maya” ( Ed. Debra Walker University Press of Colorado 2023).

The Maya lived in Central America between 1000 B.C and 1528 at which time they were conquered by the Spaniards.  The peak of their civilization was between 300 and 900 AD.  During that time, they built enormous monuments, produced jade and ceramic items of great beauty and developed a calendar that was far more advanced than anything in Europe at the time.  They had an advanced understanding of mathematics and astronomy and developed a hieroglyphic script which scholars are beginning to decipher allowing us to understand their achievements much more fully.

Our grateful thanks go to Ibex Insurance who are kindly sponsoring  this talk.

As usual we will be open from 6.30pm for registration.  Wine and soft drinks will be available and you can socialise with other members and guests before the talk.  

 Following the lecture some of the committee members and the lecturer will be going for a bite to eat at a local restaurant.  If you would like to join us please send an email to elliespain49@gmail.comadvising accordingly.

 Non-Members who wish to enjoy the lecture can pay £15 at the Garrison Library Door on entry or can pay £15 to the below account and advise us accordingly. 

Bank details: Gibraltar International Bank

The Arts Society Gibraltar 14190001

 Sort Code 60-83-14/SWIFT GIBK GIG

The Maya

Date: 20 December 2023

Time: 6.30 registration and drinks
7.30pm lecture

Venue: The Garrison Library